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Job Code: 0591
Job Level: 14
Revised Date: 07/01/2016
Job Family: JF 14

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Occupational Summary

Supervise and coordinate activities of assigned shift of both police and security officers in enforcing laws to protect lives and Duke University property, including the campus and medical center.

Work Performed

Supervise and coordinate activities of assigned shift and perform a variety of police duties in patrolling the University community to detect crime and arrest law violators; patrol parking lots, outlying University properties and University buildings to ensure security.

Regulate pedestrian and vehicular traffic; investigate traffic accidents and file preliminary accident reports; check all automobiles on University property for improper parking, overtime parking and display of University registration decal; issue tickets for violation of parking regulations. Provide emergency service and temporary first aid treatment to members of the University community and visitors; provide emergency escort service to students and staff where necessary.

Prepare and present testimony in court concerning traffic violation and criminal offenses.

Provide information about Duke University to students, staff and the general public. Escort money from various special University events.

Make work assignments; review the work of lower level employees; assist in the training of new personnel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Currently certified as a law enforcement officer with general powers of arrest or have been certified within the last six months.

Work requires communicative and analytical skills normally acquired through an associate's degree in one of the social sciences. Work requires North Carolina Company Police Certification.


Work requires a knowledge of law enforcement methods, techniques and procedures normally acquired through four years of law enforcement experience and at least one year of lead employee or supervisory experience.

Work requires North Carolina Driver's License.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.